Bolt Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): from Middle English bolt ‘bolt’, ‘bar’ (Old English bolt ‘arrow’). In part this may have originated as a nickname or byname for a short but powerfully built person, in part as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of bolts. Danish: variant of Boldt. Variant of Bold. German: from a short form of the personal names Baldwin or Reinbold.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bold, Polt, Boltz, Bolte, Boat, Belt, Bott, Boot, Colt, Boldt

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Bolt Family Origin

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Bolt Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolt. The most common Bolt occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Bolt's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bolt family was Carpenter.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Bolt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bolt in 1942 was 46, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bolt

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